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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
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'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez dies of cancer

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- California serial killer Richard Ramirez, dubbed the "Night Stalker," has died of complications from lymphoma, a coroner office said Monday. He was 53.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
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Police say case may have Night Stalker tie

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A decades-old homicide that could be linked to the convicted 1980s killer known as the Night Stalker is being reopened, San Francisco police said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.
By United Press International

Attorney argues for 'Night Stalker'

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- An attorney for the Los Angeles "Night Stalker" wants the California Supreme Court to throw out the convicted killer's convictions.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2005 with 54 to follow.
By United Press International

Courtroom artist Mary Chaney dead at 77

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Los Angeles courtroom illustrator Mary Chaney, who covered a number of high profile cases over the years, has died at age 77.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2004 with 54 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2003 with 54 to follow.
By United Press International

Veteran L.A. prosecutor dead of cancer

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Noted Los Angeles County Prosecutor Phil Halpin died on his 65th birthday from cancer.

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2002 with 54 to follow.
By United Press International
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Richard Ramírez or also known as The Night Stalker (born as Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez; on February 28 or 29, 1960) is an American serial killer, sex offender, rapist and burglar awaiting execution on California's death row at San Quentin State Prison. Prior to his arrest, the media dubbed the unknown serial killer active in Los Angeles, California, the "Night Stalker"; following his arrest, sensationalist reporting of his apparent interest in the occult and Satanism was common.

Ricardo (Richard) Muñoz Ramírez was born in El Paso, Texas, the youngest of five children to working class Mexican immigrants Julián Ramírez and Mercedes Muñoz. As a child, he was remembered as being quiet and a loner by those who knew him. When Ramírez was two, he developed a contusion on his head after a dresser fell on him, and he had to receive over 30 stitches. He also suffered from grand mal seizures and was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy when he was six. By the age of 10, Ramírez reportedly began to spend nights in cemeteries.

When Ramírez was 13 years old, he began to spend a great deal of time with his cousin Mike, a Special Forces Vietnam War veteran. Mike fascinated Ramírez with Polaroid photographs of Vietnamese women whom he boasted of killing and torturing. The two spent time driving around and, according to Ramírez, during that time Mike taught him how to shoot and cut people for "maximum effect".

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